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Composers & Musicians

  • Queen of Bebopby Elaine M. Hayes

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 22.39

    Queen of Bebop brilliantly chronicles the life of jazz singer Sarah Vaughan, one of the most influential and innovative musicians of the twentieth century and a pioneer of women’s and civil rights Sarah Vaughan, a pivotal figure in the formation of bebop, influenced a broad array of singers who followed in her wake, yet the breadth and depth... more...

  • This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awakeby Garbage

    Akashic Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    International best-selling rock band Garbage presents its own autobiography, a gorgeous, full-color coffee-table book with text and images galore. more...

  • Band on the Busby Richard King

    The History Press 2017; US$ 5.30

    This light-hearted account follows the group on their trip across deserts and mountains, as they undertook an incredible expedition that would be impossible today. more...

  • Go Slowby Michael Owen

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    It has been said that the records of singer and actress Julie London were purchased for their provocative, full-color cover photographs as frequently as they were for the music contained in their grooves. During the 1950s and '60s, her piercing blue eyes, strawberry blonde hair, and shapely figure were used to sell the world an image of cool sexuality.... more...

  • Grown-Up Angerby Daniel Wolff

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.24

    A tour de force of storytelling years in the making: a dual biography of two of the greatest songwriters, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, that is also a murder mystery and a history of labor relations and socialism, big business and greed in twentieth-century America—woven together in one epic saga that holds meaning for all working Americans today.... more...

  • Runnin' with the Devilby Noel Monk; Joe Layden

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 15.99

    The manager who shepherded Van Halen from obscurity to rock stardom goes behind the scenes to tell the complete, unadulterated story of David Lee Roth, Eddie Van Halen, and the legendary band that changed rock music. Van Halen’s rise in the 1980s was one of the most thrilling the music world had ever seen—their mythos an epic party, a sweaty, sexy,... more...

  • The Man Who Carried Cashby Julie Chadwick

    Dundurn 2017; US$ 9.99

    How did Saul Holiff, a serious-minded Canadian businessman, get hooked up with Johnny Cash at his most wild? The Cash–Holiff partnership explores the dizzying success and rock-bottom depths the two shared, and reveals the secrets that eventually pulled them apart. more...

  • Otis Reddingby Jonathan Gould

    Crown/Archetype 2017; US$ 30.00

    The long-awaited, definitive biography of The King of Soul, timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Redding's iconic performance at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. Otis Redding remains an immortal presence in the canon of American music on the strength of such classic hits as “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too... more...

  • Lennon On Lennon: Conversations With John Lennonby Jeff Burger; John Lennon

    Music Sales 2017; US$ 13.99

    The electric spearhead of The Beatles ' meteoric rise; one half of the most creative and powerful songwriting partnerships ever; figurehead of peace and an icon of generations: John Lennon’s adventure through life is an immortalised legend. Lennon on Lennon is Jeff Burger’s dazzling digest of John Lennon’s views on the world around him. Sharp,... more...

  • Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damnedby Kieron Tyler

    Music Sales 2017; US$ 14.99

    From rank outsiders to pop stardom a decade later, The Damned blazed an anarchic trail through punk rock to achieve massive chart success. A beacon for the Sex Pistols and The Clash to follow, they flung down the musical gauntlet in 1976 with Britain’s first punk single ‘New Rose’. Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned is their definitive... more...